Clown for Lisa

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Artist Bio

    George Condo

    American • 1957

    Picasso once said, "Good artists borrow, great artists steal." Indeed, American artist George Condo frequently cites Picasso as an explicit source in his contemporary cubist compositions and joyous use of paint. Condo is known for neo-Modernist compositions staked in wit and the grotesque, which draw the eye into a highly imaginary world. 

    Condo came up in the New York art world at a time when art favored brazen innuendo and shock. Student to Warhol, best friend to Basquiat and collaborator with William S. Burroughs, Condo tracked a different path. He was drawn to the endless inquiries posed by the aesthetics and formal considerations of Caravaggio, Rembrandt and the Old Masters.

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Clown for Lisa

dedicated "For Lisa Clowns are different every day" lower left; signed and dated "Condo 88" lower right
crayon on paper
17 x 14 in. (43.2 x 35.6 cm.)
Executed in 1988.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

sold for $13,750

Contact Specialist
Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session
New York
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Afternoon Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019